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    Lavish praise and compliments on (someone), often insincerely and with the aim of furthering one's own interests.

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      • informal


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Mid 17th century: from French compliment (noun), complimenter (verb), from Italian complimento ‘fulfilment of the requirements of courtesy’, from Latin complementum ‘completion, fulfilment’ (reflected in the earlier English spelling complement, gradually replaced by the French form between 1655 and 1715).


  • compliment /ˈkɒmplɪmɛnt/